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Ability To Order Domino’s Pizza With Your Car Coming To Millions This Year

The future of ordering pizza on the go will soon mean you don’t even have to use your phone.

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Domino’s Pizza is teaming up with technology firm Xevo to create an app that allows you to order pizzas for delivery from within your car. Xevo has already created such technology for Applebee’s, Starbucks, and IHOP, among other big names in food.

The technology is meant to be as distraction-free as possible, according to Xevo CEO Dan Gittleman. Options such as “Easy Order” and “Recent Order” are programmed into the app to either select your most recent order or one that you can customize within the Domino’s app. It allows you to order with as few touches as possible while keeping your eyes on the road, a concern that arose when some of this ordering technology first came out.

While the app isn’t voice activated, it is easy to access from a car’s digital display, and can be used to order Domino’s pizza at any address or delivery hotspot. These include all of the parks, beaches, and other locations Domino’s added to that list last year.

Millions of cars that have Xevo’s Market and e-commerce platform should have this option integrated by the end of 2019. Xevo didn’t provide specifics of which car brands have the technology, but their programming is built into over 25 million cars from makers like Chevy, GMC, Cadillac, Buick, Toyota, Lexus, Hyundai, and Ford, according to their website. Additionally, future car models will have the technology built in, meaning new cars that you purchase in the future may have this ability to order Domino’s built in from the start.

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Pizza Hut Unveils Futuristic Truck That Makes Pizzas While On The Go

The top requirement for us when getting pizzas delivered is that they’re still piping hot upon arrival. Pizza Hut’s newest delivery model will drastically decrease that time by utilizing a truck that makes the pizzas for you while en route.

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Pizza Hut just unveiled the high-tech pickup truck as a collab with Toyota at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association Show (SEMA). The pickup itself is zero-emission, running on a hydrogen fuel electric cell that powers both the engine and the oven. In a press release, the company describes the vehicle concept almost like an Uber driver whose car makes the pizzas once the delivery is requested.

As soon as you put in an order, robots in the back of the pickup will take a pre-made “raw” pizza out of a fridge and insert it into an oven, baking it to perfection within 6-7 minutes. It’ll then be sliced up, placed into a box, and ready for you to grab once the truck pulls up to your location.

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The idea is that this will sharply decrease driving times but also increase where a truck can deliver pizza, too. One truck can essentially service an entire area for hours on end without having to return back to a nearby restaurant. It’s only constraints would be the amount of pizzas it can carry and the need to recharge.

It’s unclear exactly when these pickups will be used for actual deliveries, since the one debuted at the show was a prototype. However, when it is unleashed to the public, it’ll definitely change the speed of pizza delivery as we know it.

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This Dude Shocks Pizza Delivery Drivers With $10,000 In Tips

The life of a pizza delivery person is far from fun and games. Day after day, these drivers have to scramble to get those pizza pies straight from the oven and right to your doorstep — all within a small window of time.

Any longer and they risk the chance of losing out on a decent tip or something stranger happening.

In a recent video by MrBeast, made in a partnership with trading card and sticker app Quidd, the YouTube personality gives unsuspecting pizza delivery guys and girls massively generous tips from a stack of $10,000. To their surprise, each driver would get hundreds of dollars in tips.

Imagine a long, exhausting day of pizza deliveries ending with hundreds of dollars in tips. It’s gotta feel nice. At this point, it’s pretty understandable nearly everyone is shocked by the generosity.

Check out how each pizza delivery went:

Man, it’s pretty cool seeing pizza delivery workers get some love. Hopefully this video inspires slightly higher tips for drivers in the pizza industry. Strangely enough, we’re craving pizza now. Excuse us while we order a slice.

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[NSFW] Delivery Guys Flip When Woman Orders Pizza Completely Naked

Guys will probably always fall for the “woman who answers the door naked prank,” mostly because there isn’t enough blood flowing to their brains to realize it’s a prank.

YouTube Channel NELK put in a few orders of pizza and recruited Instagram model Ashley Beaudan to answer the door while wearing nothing but a smile.

When the delivery guys rolled up, they were met with this young lady completely in the buff:

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The first delivery guy showed up and seemed to keep his cool, trying his best to look away. It’s almost like he was immune to the strange circumstance. Just goes to show that delivery drivers have been through everything and are no longer shocked.

The second driver actually engaged and took her bait when she asked if he could take a photo of her for Instagram. She stood by the door, holding the pizza, completely naked, and the delivery guy tried his best to get a good angle of her.

While it was funny watching the dudes try to keep their cool, it makes you wonder what you’d do in an awkward situation like that.

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Seth Rogen Delivered Pizza And Partied With Unsuspecting Customers

The only thing better than Seth Rogen delivering your pizza is him offering you an alternative “Mystery Pie” in the process.

James Corden of the Late Late Show, recruited Rogen to help deliver some pizzas from Prime Pizza in Los Angeles, and as they arrived to customer doors, they presented the opportunity to keep their original order and go on with their day, or choose the mystery box, risking it all.

Of course, with Rogen holding the mystery boxes, how are you going to refuse it? I mean, it could be anything. It could even be a boat!

The mystery box did have a couple of duds, in the form of sauce “pizza,” and watching James Corden wrestle in spandex, but the final mystery was actually kind of cool. The customers who chose the mystery box at the end of the video got to pretend that they had an out-of-control party with Corden, Rogen, and actor Dominic Cooper. While the photos may have been staged, the fact that they were all there made it a pretty awesome party, regardless of the phony pictures.

If Seth Rogen shows up at your door with regular pizza and a mystery box, always choose the mystery box.

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How A Hungover Dude Got Domino’s Delivered Straight To His Bed

If you’ve ever been hungover to the point where you don’t even want to get out of bed, you can appreciate this guy’s genius strategy.

Out in the U.K., Sam Zegrour was bed-ridden with a “sinister hangover,” unable to move, and eventually got hungry. There was no way he was getting out of bed that day, so he was in quite a dilemma.

Thankfully, he was able to muster up enough brain power to order some Domino’s pizza, give the driver specific instructions, and an explanation for the instructions, all with seven words and an emoji.

“Sinister Hangover Door open Please bring upstairs.” He closed his request with a prayer hands emoji and put in his order, waiting to see what would happen.

Against all odds, it worked. Zegrour snapped a quick photo of the delivery guy in his room with pizzas in hand, as it was a successful delivery.

He posted these photos on Facebook with the caption reading, “Current situation. Not all heroes wear capes.”

Hopefully he tipped the delivery guy well, as he earned it with these heroic efforts.

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Kudos To This Genius Who Ordered Pizza Delivery While Stuck On A Stalled Train

If you’re stuck on an Amtrak train for multiple hours on your way home, chances are you’re hungry. In desperate times like these, you gotta take some desperate measures.

That’s what CA Wealth Management co-founder Mitch Katz did on his train ride from NYC to Washington, D.C. this past weekend. The Amtrak ride he was on stalled and passengers had to wait for at least three hours before a rescue train came to collect them. In the meantime, Katz got hungry, and apparently there was no dining car available, so he took matters into his own hands and ordered delivery from a nearby place.

The delivery boy actually hopped a fence and strolled up to the stalled train with Katz’s order, who then offered it up to at least one other person who was tweeting on the train.

Eventually, the rescue train arrived and everyone made it home safely, concluding what has to be one of the more bizarre pizza delivery stories out there. I mean, it’s not every day you’re walking up to a train and trying to figure out which passenger ordered pizza.

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Pizza Delivery Guy Once Received Kitten As A Tip, Still Has It 17 Years Later

Delivering pizza isn’t the easiest job, as there’s potential danger on every corner, and the job gets even worse if you don’t get the customary tip.

Reddit user Hyemp posted about his pizza delivery days 17 years ago and talked about a particular delivery where he had to go through that awkward moment when he’s expecting a tip that’s obviously not coming.

While the Papa John’s delivery guy didn’t get anything monetarily, the customer — who only had exact change — handed him a freakin’ kitty instead.

Hyemp admitted that he was a bit, well, intoxicated, and gladly took “Mr. Tips.” From there he delivered the rest of his pizza and kept the feline for the next 17 years.

While it was definitely a strange exchange, you can’t really be too mad at the lack of tip. It looks like the delivery guy made a long-term friend and had no regrets.